Das Ziel ist im Weg
Author: Ina Schmidt
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
Beim Streben nach Optimierung, Verbesserung und Erkenntnis lassen wir nichts unversucht, damit uns das "Glück" nicht entwischt. Haben wir tatsächlich die große Liebe gefunden? Die richtige Berufswahl getroffen? Wann ist die optimale Zeit für die Familiengründung? Und was ist der Sinn des Lebens? Gute Frage, nächste Frage. Der Schlüssel zum Glück liegt für die Philosophin Ina Schmidt in der Suche nach der persönlichen Lebenszufriedenheit, die sich im Laufe des Lebens ständig wandelt. Es geht nicht ums "Ankommen". Das "Unterwegssein" zählt. Schließlich reflektieren wir dabei unser gegenwärtiges Leben, können Wünsche formulieren und entwickeln uns immens weiter. Ihr Buch ermuntert uns, Wege zu gehen, ohne immer ein konkretes Ziel vor Augen zu haben.
Die jüdische Philosophiestudentin und der Philosoph, der anfangs mit den Nazis paktierte Antonia Grunenberg klärt das Rätsel einer unmöglichen Liebe in einer Zeit gewaltiger Widersprüche. Eine jüdische Philosophiestudentin trifft in Marburg auf einen rebe
Author: Kurt Sontheimer
Author: Wolfgang Heuer, Thomas Wild
Das Doppelheft führt ein in die intellektuelle Biografie und das politisch-philosophische Denken HannahArendts (1906-1975) und beleuchtet erstmals ihr vielfältiges Verhältnis zur Literatur. Die Beiträger untersuchen unter anderem Arendts literarische und literaturkritische Arbeiten, ihre Sprache sowie die Bildlichkeit ihres Schreibens, aber auch ihre Beziehungen zur deutschsprachigen Literatur und zu deutschen Schriftstellern. Mitarbeiter sind u.a. Ursula Ludz (über Arendts Denken und Schreiben in unterschiedlichen Sprachen), Zoltan Szankay (über die Beziehung zu Heidegger), Otto Kallscheuer (über theologische Sprachspuren in Arendts Denken), Jost Hermand (über die Kreativität des Exils), Ingeborg Nordmann (über die Briefautorin), Alfons Söllner (über den Essay als Form politischen Denkens), Sigrid Weigel (über Arendts Gedichte und literarische Versuche), Sebastian Hefti (über Sprache und Bildlichkeit im Schreiben Arendts), Susannah Gottlieb (über Arendt als "Literary Critic"), Thomas Wild (über Arendts Beziehungen zur deutschen Literatur der sechziger und siebziger Jahre), Marie-Luise Knott (Arendt - Kafka - Coetzee: Porträt einer "Dreiecksbeziehung"), Daniel Ganzfried (über die Polemikerin), Wolfgang Heuer (über die Wirkungsgeschichte) sowie Jerome Kohn, Elisabeth Young-Brühl und Lotte Köhler (Erinnerungen an Arendt). Eine Biografie und eine Auswahlbibliografie (Antonia Grunenberg) beschliessen das Heft.
The Human Condition
Author: Hannah Arendt
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
The past year has seen a resurgence of interest in the political thinker Hannah Arendt, “the theorist of beginnings,” whose work probes the logics underlying unexpected transformations—from totalitarianism to revolution. A work of striking originality, The Human Condition is in many respects more relevant now than when it first appeared in 1958. In her study of the state of modern humanity, Hannah Arendt considers humankind from the perspective of the actions of which it is capable. The problems Arendt identified then—diminishing human agency and political freedom, the paradox that as human powers increase through technological and humanistic inquiry, we are less equipped to control the consequences of our actions—continue to confront us today. This new edition, published to coincide with the sixtieth anniversary of its original publication, contains Margaret Canovan’s 1998 introduction and a new foreword by Danielle Allen. A classic in political and social theory, The Human Condition is a work that has proved both timeless and perpetually timely.
Eichmann in Jerusalem
Author: Hannah Arendt
The controversial journalistic analysis of the mentality that fostered the Holocaust, from the author of The Origins of Totalitarianism Sparking a flurry of heated debate, Hannah Arendt’s authoritative and stunning report on the trial of German Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann first appeared as a series of articles in The New Yorker in 1963. This revised edition includes material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt’s postscript directly addressing the controversy that arose over her account. A major journalistic triumph by an intellectual of singular influence, Eichmann in Jerusalem is as shocking as it is informative—an unflinching look at one of the most unsettling (and unsettled) issues of the twentieth century.
Hannah Arendt was born in Germany in 1906 and lived in America from 1941 until her death in 1975. Thus her life spanned the tumultuous years of the twentieth century, as did her thought. She did not consider herself a philosopher, though she studied and maintained close relationships with two great philosophers—Karl Jaspers and Martin Heidegger—throughout their lives. She was a thinker, in search not of metaphysical truth but of the meaning of appearances and events. She was a questioner rather than an answerer, and she wrote what she thought, principally to encourage others to think for themselves. Fearless of the consequences of thinking, Arendt found courage woven in each and every strand of human freedom. In 1951 she published The Origins of Totalitarianism, in 1958 The Human Condition, in 1961 Between Past and Future, in 1963 On Revolution and Eichmann in Jerusalem, in 1968 Men in Dark Times, in 1970 On Violence, in 1972 Crises of the Republic, and in 1978, posthumously, The Life of the Mind. Starting at the turn of the twenty-first century, Schocken Books has published a series of collections of Arendt’s unpublished and uncollected writings, of which Thinking Without a Banister is the fifth volume. The title refers to Arendt’s description of her experience of thinking, an activity she indulged without any of the traditional religious, moral, political, or philosophic pillars of support. The book’s contents are varied: the essays, lectures, reviews, interviews, speeches, and editorials, taken together, manifest the relentless activity of her mind as well as her character, acquainting the reader with the person Arendt was, and who has hardly yet been appreciated or understood. (Edited and with an introduction by Jerome Kohn)
Danish Pulled Thread Embroidery
Author: Esther Fangel, Ida Winckler, Agnete Wuldem Madsen
Publisher: Courier Corporation
45 traditional designs in the Danish pulled thread technique, with illustrated instructions.
This is a systematic exposition of Popper's philosophy covering in part 1 the philosophy of science, in part 2 the social philosophy, and in part 3 the later metaphysics, in particular the theses to solve indeterminism/determinism and mind/body problems, and the famous idea of a third world of objective thought.This book is more comprehensive than any current introduction to Popper. Its perspicuous structure and lucid exposition should ensure that it could be used in courses in both the philosophy of science and the philosophy of social science.
A New Buddhist Path
Author: David R. Loy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Engage with a new vision of Buddhism and the modern world with the bestselling author of Money Sex War Karma: Notes for a Buddhist Revolution. David R. Loy addresses head-on the most pressing issues of Buddhist philosophy in our time. What is the meaning of enlightenment--is it an escape from the world, or is it a form of psychological healing? How can one reconcile modern scientific theory with ancient religious teachings? What is our role in the universe? Loy shows us that neither Buddhism nor secular society by itself is sufficient to answer these questions. Instead, he investigates the unexpected intersections of the two. Through this exchange, he uncovers a new Buddhist way, one that is faithful to the important traditions of Buddhism but compatible with modernity. This way, we can see the world as it is truly is, realize our indivisibility from it, and learn that the world's problems are our problems. This is a new path for a new world.
Truth and Existence
Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Truth and Existence, written in response to Martin Heidegger's Essence of Truth, is a product of the years when Sartre was reaching full stature as a philosopher, novelist, playwright, essayist, and political activist. This concise and engaging text not only presents Sartre's ontology of truth but also addresses the key moral questions of freedom, action, and bad faith. Truth and Existence is introduced by an extended biographical, historical, and analytical essay by Ronald Aronson. "Truth and Existence is another important element in the recently published links between Sartre's existentialist ontology and his later ethical, political, and literary concerns. . . . The excellent introduction by Aronson will help readers not experienced in reading Sartre."—Choice "Accompanied by an excellent introduction, this dense, lucidly translated treatise reveals Sartre as a characteristically 20th-century figure."—Publishers Weekly Jean-Paul Sartre (1906-1980) was offered, but declined, the Nobel Prize for literature in 1964. His many works of fiction, drama, and philosophy include the monumental study of Flaubert, The Family Idiot, and The Freud Scenario, both published in translation by the University of Chicago Press.
Author: Hannah Arendt
Shows how both the theory and practice of revolution have developed since the American, French, and Russian Revolutions.
Author: C. R. Badcock
History begins inseparably with the birth of the polis and of philosophy. Both represent a unity in strife. History is life that no longer takes itself for granted. To speak, then, of the meaning of history is not to tell a story with a projected happy or unhappy ending, as Western civilization has hoped, at least since the French Revolution. History's meaning is the meaning of the struggle in which being both reveals and conceals itself. Technological society represents both the triumph of historicity and its implosion, since here humans turn from reaching for the sacrum imperium - life lived in the perspective of truth and justice - to the mundane satisfaction of mundane needs, to life lived for the sake of catering to life.